Canadiens-Penguins: Halak, Lapierre Lead Habs to Comeback Win Over Pens

May 7th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
So how about those Habs, eh?

Just when you think they're going to wilt and die, the cardiac Canadiens pull off another improbable win.

Last night, down 2-1 in the game and being outshot 26-9 after two periods, the Canadiens got back into things from an unlikely source.

The Habs' Maxim Lapierre, who continues to play his best hockey of the season, beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a wrap-around goal that surprised the Pens' netminder.

Less than two minutes later, Brian Gionta got his fifth of the playoffs—the game winning goal—when his centering pass banked off of Chris Kunitz's skate and in.

The Canadiens, buoyed by the frenzied Bell Centre crowd, carried the play in the third period, outshooting the Pens 16-9, pulling out an unlikely comeback win, and tying the series in the process.

Final score: Habs 3 - Pens 2. The series is tied 2-2.

Game Notes

1. Jaroslav Halak continues to give the Habs a chance to win every game.

The main reason that Canadiens eliminated the Washington Capitals in Round One and are tied with the Pens in Round Two is Halak.

The Habs' ...

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